It’s the most talked about swim course in Asia, and you’ll soon see why! Held in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea, you’ll set off from the picturesque beach of Bintan Lagoon Resort. It’s a beautiful enclosed bay with little current, great visibility and minimal swell. You may even see Nemo! Water temperature is a balmy 29 C.
Four wave starts for Olympic Distance event!
To give you a little more space and comfort, the men’s field will start in three waves according to ability and fun factor!
Wave 1: Elite Wave
Athletes that have recently (in the last 2 years) completed an Olympic Distance Triathlon in under 2 hrs 30 qualify for this wave. It’s for those who want a high octane competitive race at the pointy end of the field.
Wave 2: Men’s Competitive Wave
If you’re a solid athlete with some experience this wave is for you! Our recommendation is that athletes who aim for a time under 3 hours start in this wave.
Wave 3: Women & Teams
All women and teams will start together in a separate wave from the men.
Wave 4: Men’s Friendly Wave
Happy to take your time, swim freely and enjoy the experience? This wave has your name on it!
The bike course offers wide, smooth roads, taking in the lush greenery. You’ll enjoy the stunning views of Lagoi Reservoir, and the vista’s of Ria Bintan’s manicured lawns. But don’t let anyone tell you it’s flat! Be prepared for numerous rolling hills on both the Sprint and Olympic Distance courses. 700ml bottles with water will be handed out at the halfway point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon.
Check out bike course profile: Olympic Distance | Sprint Distance
The Run course takes you through the lush greenery, world-renowned Jack Nicklaus designed Golf course and scenic beaches of Bintan Lagoon Resort to a palm-tree-lined finishing chute. The run course is undulating and generally well shaded. You’ll pass beach villa and hotel pools filled with cheering fans. Drink stations (water, isotonic drink and cold sponges) are available at least every two kilometers.
Get ready for more music and spectator engagement on with additional fan zones to keep the buzz flowing all around the course!